Monday, February 29, 2016

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: New Rule Targets Unsafe Trucking Companies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing to add a new rule that would make it easier to take unsafe trucks off the road. The rule is designed to enhance and simplify the agency’s ability to identify motor carriers who violate safety rules and prohibit them from continuing operations until they improve. The announcement comes on the heels of a recent shutdown of Land Air Express of New England, one of the largest trucking companies ever to be ordered out of service by the FMCSA. The agency ordered the 10-day shutdown after it discovered several violations of federal trucking regulations, including falsified driver log books, allowing an unqualified worker to drive and failing to test drivers for drug and alcohol abuse at the required rate. The newly proposed Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) rule would replace the longer and more complicated three-tier rating system that labels carriers as satisfactory, conditional or unsatisfactory. These ratings are bas

No comments:

Post a Comment